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My shooting buddy picked up a used Wilson KZ-45 a few weeks ago, and this past weekend we got the chance to put some lead through it. I had brought along my Springfield Loaded 1911 and HK USP45F. Since purchasing his pistol, I've had the chance to handle the new handgun and noticed the following. It has the best finish I've ever seen on a handgun. It also felt extremely solid. This was surprising considering the frame is polymer. You definitely notice how light it is as compared to a steel 1911. One thing that became immediately evident is the difference in how the frame feels in the hand compared to a standard 1911. I'm sure 1911 die-hards will want to stick with the feel of the steel/alloy frame. I've always felt the 1911 was a little too thin in the frame for a real comfortable grip. Not so with the KZ. I primarily shoot double stack auto's: Beretta, Sig, HK, Glock, CZ, etc. For me, the KZ is the perfect frame. I understand it's actually thinner than a standard 1911, yet has a more squared off feel around the front and back strap. I've never felt a 1911 style pistol that was more comfortable to grip. Another plus, because it uses a proprietary mag that holds 10 rounds, it is fatter than a typical 1911 mag. It feeds into the grip a hell of a lot easier than the standard set up.

Ok, the range session. On a good day at 15 yards, I can do a 1.5" - 2" 5 shot group at 15 yards with most of the pistols I own. Not super great, but not bad either. My buddy had put a few mags loaded to 5 rounds downrange and he offered to let me shoot his KZ. Ok, now I had been salivating at this opportunity for a while. Put in mag, released slide, and the first thing that became clear to me, is this is without a doubt the best trigger I've ever shot on. My experience usually revolves around guns that are $500 - $800. Good reliable guns sure, however, they don't have the finesse like this Wilson. Hence, it was a real treat. When I shoot, I usually shoot at 15 yards on the back side of target (read: just a blank piece of paper). I pop one shot and then try to get the remaining 4 shots as close as possible to the first shot. Well, by the time the slide had locked open, all 5 shots were maybe just slightly under 1" at 15 yards. Yes, I was seriously impressed with this pistol. Yes, this pistol has great inherent accuracy. To me, that doesn't mean squat if you can't shoot the pistol well. Well, out of any pistol that I've shot, I can shoot this pistol better than anything else I've tried. I couldn't imagine what a super high end 1911 would shoot like. I immediately noticed the difference in refinement between my SA Loaded and my friends KZ. The KZ seemed like state of the art, while the Springfield seemed crude and barbaric. I'm blaming my shooting buddy for the future stress that I will be incuring upon myself when the wife finds out that I've purchased one of these things. She will not be pleased. Oh well.
 

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The KZ is an amazing pistol!
 

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i just picked up a slightly used KZ-45 fullsize for a song. i paid just $575 out the door! so you can find them very reasonable if you search. oh, and it shoots like a house a'fire. i bought the additional light rail and with a new M3 it is my now house gun. great gun!
 
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